Arranger: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition hymn-singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Arranger: John J. Overholt (1970)
Incipit: 11234 55453 32345
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Scheffler's Heilige Seelenlust, 1657
Copyright: Arrangement Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers



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Hymns of the Ages #287

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #418

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The Scottish Hymnal #288

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